About 336,400 international students came to Canada in 2014, up from 184,150 in 2008, according to the Canadian Bureau for International Education. The country is the seventh most popular destination for international students, drawing about 60 percent of its overseas students from China, India, Korea, Saudi Arabia and France.
Canada’s education is known for quality and excellence across the entire global education sector. Great importance is given to learning and maintaining high standards of imparting education here. What’s makes studying in Canada even more conducive is the lower living costs and tuition fees for international students. Canada fosters diversified study options at Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Postgraduate Diploma and MS (Master of Science) levels. Moreover, a number of Canadian institutions are involved in international research partnerships to study and address major world issues. Another beneficial aspect of studying in Canada is The ‘Walk Safe’ programs that help people access public transportation during late hours.
While international students can encounter hurdles studying in countries like the U.S. and the U.K., that’s not the case for Canada, whose government has made it a priority to welcome international students. In January 2014, the country announced plans to double the number of international students within its borders by 2022.